The Annotated Thursday

The Annotated Thursday

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The Annotated Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

This edition of Chesterton's masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday, explicates and enriches the complete text with extensive footnotes, together with an introductory essay on the metaphysical meaning of Chesterton's profound allegory. Martin Gardner sees the novel's anarchists as symbols of our God-given free will, and the mysterious Sunday as representing Nature, with its strange mixture of good and evil when considered as distinct from God, as a mask hiding the transcendental face of the creator. The book also includes a bibliography listing the novel's many earlier editions and stage dramatizations, as well as numerous illustrations that further illuminate the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898707441
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication date: 10/01/1999
Pages: 289
Product dimensions: 5.27(w) x 8.05(h) x 1.21(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction9
Dedication25
IThe Two Poets of Saffron Park31
IIThe Secret of Gabriel Syme50
IIIThe Man Who Was Thursday60
IVThe Tale of a Detective74
VThe Feast of Fear90
VIThe Exposure102
VIIThe Unaccountable Conduct of Professor de Worms114
VIIIThe Professor Explains129
IXThe Man in Spectacles145
XThe Duel167
XIThe Criminals Chase the Police187
XIIThe Earth in Anarchy198
XIIIThe Pursuit of the President220
XIVThe Six Philosophers238
XVThe Accuser254
Appendix267
Bibliography285

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The Annotated Thursday 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful edition of Chesterton best piece of fiction! Martin Gardner is an immense fan of G.K. Chesterton and as thought out the meaning of this work clearly and profoundly. A work well worth reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
The same author has annotated editions of the following: The Innocence of Father Brown; Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; Casey at the Bat; and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Just in case anyone is interested :) [I haven't read this book, but they made me put the stars up anyway - just disregard]